Many years ago I was first a Brownie and then a Girl Guide. Among the armful of proficiency badges I gained as a Guide, were Fire-fighter and Emergency Helper.
I had to attend training sessions at the Fire Station once a week for a few weeks and learn about the different sorts of fires and fire extinguishers. I had this training reinforced at least twice in later life as a student (with hands-on experience) and in the workplace.
People tell me I am calm, which is usually true. I do not usually panic, although I have experienced panic attacks. I do not yell or scream and I certainly do not cry over spilt milk. (I spilt some on the day I began to write about this prompt!)
One time I was not calm in a crisis was after a road traffic accident. I must have been suffering from shock. I had a mobile phone, which I hardly ever used. I could not remember how to use it and handed it to my teenage son, who painted a different picture for the emergency services than I’d have done! Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt, although our car was written off.
Although I have also received training in First Aid, I lack confidence and would always be happier to let someone else tend to a casualty. I can do the “Reassure the patient” part and I can pray.
Today 365 Days of writing prompts asks
In a crisis
Honestly evaluate the way you respond to crisis situations. Are you happy with the way you react?
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